Working Paper

Motivating and Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policy

Nov 17, 2017 | Kenneth Gillingham, Amelia Keyes, Karen L. Palmer | 32 pp.

This paper reviews the recent evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency policies.

Energy and Electricity
Upcoming Seminar

The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature

Nov 23, 2017 6:30 PM EST

The National Museum of Natural History and Resources for the Future invite you to join Jesse Ausubel, Director and Senior Research Associate of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, for a look into the future as he explores how precision agriculture and better sources of food and fuel can benefit the natural world.


Lessons from Integrated Resource Planning and Carbon Trading for Integrating Carbon Adders into Wholesale Electricity Markets

Nov 10, 2017 | Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Amelia Keyes | 15 pp.

This paper draws on previous research on environmental adder policies and the social cost of carbon to offer lessons for the design of electricity sector carbon adder policies.

Climate Change Energy and Electricity
Upcoming Seminar

New Realities for US Energy Security

Nov 30, 2017 12:45 PM EST

This RFF seminar will open with a presentation from former Department of Energy official Howard Gruenspecht on the economic and political factors that have led to a very different oil security picture than the country faced decades ago.

Energy and Electricity
Working Paper

Informing SPR Policy through Oil Futures and Inventory Dynamics

Nov 2, 2017 | Richard G. Newell, Brian C. Prest | 25 pp.

New analysis provides guidance and insight on the impacts of using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Energy and Electricity
Past Seminar

Solutions for Food Security: Urban Food Hubs

Nov 6, 2017

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and Resources for the Future invite you to join Sabine O’Hara, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Landgrant Programs of the University of the District of Columbia, as she explores the question: can cities contribute to food security and nutritional security?

Development and Environment
Journal Article

Where Did the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Trades Go? Lessons from Virginia Water Quality Trading Programs

Oct 2, 2017 | Kurt Stephenson, Leonard A. Shabman | pp. 1178–1194

The Roles of Energy Markets and Environmental Regulation in Reducing Coal-Fired Plant Profits and Electricity Sector Emissions

Oct 23, 2017 | Joshua Linn, Kristen McCormack | 24 pp.

Market forces explain much of the US electricity sector NOx emissions reductions and nearly all coal plant retirements.

Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Monetizing Global Pollution Impacts for The Lancet’s New Report

Oct 20, 2017 | Maureen L. Cropper, Alan J. Krupnick

A new report from The Lancet finds that the global burden of pollution on human health is much larger than commonly believed.

Air Quality
Blog Post

Informing Transparency in the Paris Agreement: The Role of Economic Analyses

Oct 19, 2017 | Brian Flannery

Economic analyses by non-state actors will be essential to understand progress under the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change